Friday, October 28, 2016

Feline? Friday and Fill-Ins

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!

A typical day at the shelter:

We love to nap!


It's time to relax!


In the rooms, they nap.


Just chillin'!  Yes, it's a Pomeranian.
One of the shelter workers found him in the parking lot, and the vet next door gave us some food.  He was hungry, needed brushing, and had no ID or microchip, and no one on Lost Pets was looking for a purebred Pom.  He is now in the hands of a dog rescue, and he will find a good home, i'm sure!






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Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader.  They try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please head to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

Week 25: October 28, 2016

1. The first thing I check when I go online is __________________________.

2. My signature dish is _____________________.

3. My Halloween night is usually ____________________ .

4. Trick or treaters ____________________ .




1. The first thing i check when i go online is if the internet is still there.  In this house, i have gotten up to nothing there and had to start the process of figuring out what's wrong.

2. My signature dish is -- it depends on who asks; my friends would say gumbo, Sweetie likes my banana pudding best.

3. My Halloween night is usually watching Sweetie have fun giving out candy.

4. Trick or treaters are so much fun!  It's great to celebrate the Great Neighborhood Candy Exchange.



Today is:


Bring Your Jack-O-Lantern to Work Day -- just check the fire code before you light that candle

Celtic Tree Month Negetal (Reed) begins

Chicago International Children's Film Festival -- Chicago, IL, US (the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2-18 in the world; through Nov. 1)

Dia do Servidor Publico -- Brazil (Civil Servants' Day)

Flying Baby Day -- celebrating the first baby born on an airplane on this day in 1929

Frankenstein Friday -- a day to celebrate the "mother" and "father" of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff

French Food Festival -- LaRose, LA, US (local specialties, dancing, music, and fun; through Sunday)

Fyribod (or Forebode) -- Ancient Norse Calendar (announces the beginning of winter; date approximate)

Hari Sumpah Pemuda -- Indonesia (Youth Pledge Day)

Independence Day -- Czechoslovakia (from Austria-Hungary in 1918; still celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia)

International Animation Day -- ASIFA (to honor the day Emile Reynaud presented the first animation to the public)

Isia -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (dates approximate; first day of the 6 day Isis festival)

London Bridge Days -- Lake Havasu City, AZ, US (come celebrate London Bridge, which was disassembled and moved here and put back together, with a parade and festivities; through tomorrow)

Makoshe's Holiday -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar (honoring Mother Earth)

Milvian Bridge Day -- Christain (day to reflect on the interrelationship of religion and government)

Mokosh Day -- Ukraine (Slavic goddess of "women's work", a wanderer and spinner, still popular as a life giving force and protector of women, always assoociated with Friday; date approximate)

National Bandanna Day -- Australia (to raise funds for teens with cancer

National Chocolate Day

Okunchi Matsuri -- Karatsu, Japan (with floats that date back to the 1800s; through the 30th)

Oxi Day -- Greece (Sometimes "Ochi" or "Ohi", literally "No Day", celebrating resistance to Mussolini.)

Part Your Hair Crooked Just To See If Anyone Will Say Anything About It Day -- internet generated, celebrate at your own risk

Peniamina Gospel Day -- Niue (celebration of the conversion of the islanders to Christianity)

Plush Animal Lovers' Day -- internet generated; celebrate your love of stuffed animals today

Runic Half-month Hagal (hailstone) begin

Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler's Festival -- Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach, DE, US (parade, costume contest, Sea Witch Hunt, horse show on the beach, and more; through Sunday)

St. Jude Thaddeus' Day (Patron of desperate or hopeless cases -- the reason Danny Thomas chose this saint to invoke as patron of the hospital he helped found.)

St. Paraskevi of Iconium's Day (Patron of fairs and traders; in Russia, patron of marriage; associated in Ukrain with Mokosh, the ancient women's divinity, and celebrated on the final Friday of the month)

St. Simon the Zealot's Day (Patron of curriers, sawmen, tanners)

Wild Foods Day -- as in, grown or caught in the wild (please be careful if you like mushrooms and want to gather your own!)



Anniversaries Today:

Statue of Liberty dedicated, 1886
Maimonides College is founded, 1867 (first Jewish college in the US)
R.H. Macy & Co. in NYC opens, 1858
Founding of Harvard University, 1636
Universidad Santo Tomas Aquino is established, 1538 (first university in the New World)


Birthdays Today:

Matt Smith, 1982
Joaquin Phoenix, 1974
Brad Paisley, 1972
Jeremy Davies, 1969
Julia Roberts, 1967
Andy Richter, 1966
Jami Gertz, 1965
Daphne Zuniga, 1962
Lauren Holly, 1963
Bill Gates, 1955
Annie Potts, 1952
Bruce Jenner, 1949
Telma Hopkins, 1948
Dennis Franz, 1944
Jane Alexander, 1939
Charlie Daniels, 1936
Cleo Laine, 1927
Jonas Salk, 1914
Francis Bacon, 1909
Edith Head, 1907
Howard Hanson, 1896
Georges Auguste Escoffier, 1846
Desiderius Erasmus, 1467


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Jack Benny Program"(TV), 1950
"Dead End"(Play), 1935
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathetique(Tchaikovsky Op. 74), 1893


Today in History:

Constantine the Great defeats Maxentius, 312
Battle of Yaunis Khan in which Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza, 1516
Battle of Amba Sel, in which Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia; the southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control, 1531
Peruvian cities of Lima & Callao are demolished by an earthquake, 18,000 die, 1746
Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin, 1793
The first railroad in Spain, between Barcelona and Mataro, is opened, 1848
The Statue of Liberty is dedicated by President Grover Cleveland, and celebrated by the first ticker tape/confetti parade in NYC, 1886
An earthquake strikes Mino-Owari, Japan, kills 7,300, 1891
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique, receives its première performance in St. Petersburg, only nine days before the composer's death, 1893
The St. Louis police try a new investigation method -- fingerprints, 1904
Czechoslovakia gains its independence in the break up of Austria-Hungary, 1918
The Volstead Act, passed by Congress over Wilson's veto, starts Prohibition, 1919
The first coast to coast radio broadcast of a football game, 1922
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary, 1936
The Alaska Highway (Alcan Highway) is completed through Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska, 1942
Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT, 1948
The modern Kingdom of the Netherlands is re-founded as a federal monarchy, 1954
Nikita Khrushchev announces that he had ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba, 1962
Nostra Aetate, the "Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions" of the Second Vatican Council, is promulgated by Pope Paul VI; it absolves the Jews of responsibility for the death of Jesus, 1965
Britain launches its first satellite, Prospero, into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket, 1971
The centenary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty is celebrated in New York Harbor, 1986
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina, 2007
The US celebrates the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, 2011

11 comments:

  1. awww. poor little pom. glad he could be rescued. love your kitty cat curliques. :)

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  2. Now this is a whole bunch of awww this Friday morning.

    Have a purrfect and woof woof Feline Friday. I hope your weekend is the best ever. ☺

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  3. awesome care given- bless all who help!

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  4. I ***love*** banana pudding! My granny and my daddy both made it. I was assured of having a good healthy serving every Christmas and Thanksgiving at Granny's house. Thanks to my daddy having a massive sweet tooth, we had it on occasion at home, too. :) I've made it a few time, but it will never live up to the memory of theirs.

    We've had Internet monsters here, too, twice in the last month or so. One of the times, someone had stolen two miles of the fiber optic cables and two junction boxes. Somehow they did this with NO ONE noticing. We can't figure out how they did all that digging with no authorities noticing. The second incident happened because a construction worker cut the line. That left our whole town without Internet service. Only those with satellite Internet had service. That was fun. NOT.

    Here's hoping that the Internet monsters stay away from your place!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

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  5. Such adorable kitties doing what they do best... napping! I am so glad you took that last little "kitty" in and sent it safely on it's way to a rescue. Papa Bear loves banana pudding too!

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  6. Banana pudding, what a good memory for me. There was always one at every church supper or picnic I ever went to.

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  7. Cute little doggie. I hope it finds a good home. We have gotten up several times to no internet. The last time the whole town was out. It seems all internet, no matter who the provider is, comes in on one trunk line. Someone cut the trunk line. We were out for almost two days.

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  8. The shelter looks like a relaxing place.

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  9. Cute kitties and pup. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. I would be very annoyed to lose internet so often. I am glad you get trick or treaters. Have a great weekend!

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  10. I think I read somewhere that cats spend 75% of their lives sleeping---more than dogs---thereby proving cats are indeed the laziest things alive!

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  11. I love gumbo. I am curious about your recipe, now. And banana pudding? Yum!
    Thanks for being a part of the Friendly Fill-Ins! Hugs!
    Happy Halloween!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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